At Poetic Asides, we were asked to write from the perspective of another. One was a tea bag steeping in boiling water, but then came this from my pregnancy 23 years ago… Hope you like it! Amy


Safe here and comforted
by a rhythm so steady
Nourished effortlessly
All I need, I have

Voices muffled but familiar
Hearing them more clearly
as the days pass
Hoping to meet them soon

Upside down now, I think
Ready to tackle the tunnel
and emerge gasping
into the light

© 2010 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil